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Germain, Paul F.


La génération et la corruption des mixtes

Germain’s dissertation considers the generation and corruption of mixed bodies in Aristotle’s De Caelo and De Generatione. While in substance a close exposition of the texts, with the Thomistic tradition of commentary, Germain frames his project in terms of the relevance of understanding the order of inquiry in the philosophy of nature.

Paul Germain taught for a time at Concordia University (Montreal) in the 1970’s. Hist interests lay in the philosophy of science and the ethics of technology. Apart from a few articles, his planned book, The Exponential Growth of the Power of Bio-Knowledge over Life, never seems to have been completed.

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“L’étude des éléments dans le De Coelo et dans le De Generatione et Corruptione.” Laval théologique et philosophique 10, no. 1 (1954): 67–78.

“La Technologie. Par Jean-Claude Beaune. Collection « Dossiers Logos ». Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1972. 96 Pages.” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review / Revue Canadienne de Philosophie 12, no. 2 (June 1973): 383–88.

“Le Maître de La Lampe.” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review / Revue Canadienne de Philosophie 13, no. 2 (June 1974): 299–325.

“Review of Review of On Parallels in Universal History Discoverable in Arts and Artifacts: An Outline Statement, by Alan Gowans.” Technology and Culture 17, no. 1 (1976): 191–93.

“Sur quelques caractéristiques des disciplines scientifiques et dur la protée de la science.” Les Études philosophiques, no. 2 (1978): 157–70.

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